Film, Video Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup International auto race--Vanderbilt Cup / Internat'l automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup / International automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup / Great international automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup / Vanderbilt Cup races

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Title
Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup
Other Title
International auto race--Vanderbilt Cup
Internat'l automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup
International automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup
Great international automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup
Vanderbilt Cup races
Summary
"By special arrangement with the committee of the Automobile Club of America, we were given preferred positions at three different points on the course during the automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup. A most exciting picture throughout, showing the most dramatic features of the event. As a picture it is much more interesting than any automobile race that has ever been made, as apparently no effort was made to keep the great crowds off the road, and as each car comes along the spectators press back on either side, forming a narrow lane through which the machines race at a speed of seventy miles an hour. In looking at these pictures it seems a miracle that more people were not injured"--Biograph summary from AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910.
Contributor Names
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
Weed, A. E., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Vanderbilt Cup Race--(1904 :--Long Island, N.Y.)
-  Automobile racing--New York (State)--Long Island
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H51702 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 17Oct04; H51702.
-  Cameramen, G. W. Bitzer, A. E. Weed.
-  Duration: about 2 minutes.
-  Filmed October 8, 1904 in Long Island, N.Y.
-  Biograph production no. 2971.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1952) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 18; AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 57; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1896-1908, p. 131, 225, 257; Biograph photo catalog, vol. 6, No.'s 2583-3007, viewed online, July 31, 2017, via the New Jersey Digital Highway.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 185 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 185 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 185 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 185 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4966 (viewing print)
FEC 1961 (viewing print)
FRA 0141 (dupe neg pic)
FPF 1148 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0632 (master pos pic)
Box 0144B (paper pos)
Box 5544D (paper pos, copy 2)
Source Collection
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/awal.1952
Library of Congress Control Number
00564552
Language
English
Online Format
video
OCLC Number
11909776
Description
"By special arrangement with the committee of the Automobile Club of America, we were given preferred positions at three different points on the course during the automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup. A most exciting picture throughout, showing the most dramatic features of the event. As a picture it is much more interesting than any automobile race that has ever been made, as apparently no effort was made to keep the great crowds off the road, and as each car comes along the spectators press back on either side, forming a narrow lane through which the machines race at a speed of seventy miles an hour. In looking at these pictures it seems a miracle that more people were not injured"--Biograph summary from AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/00564552
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Chicago citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, A. E Weed, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00564552/.

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Bitzer, G. W., Weed, A. E., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1904) Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00564552/.

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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, et al. Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00564552/>.